Wellington Free Visitor Attractions
Wellington – the scenic Capital City of New Zealand – is alive with abundant and exciting things do to that will leave you in awe or breathless. Wellington Free Visitor Attractions offer a range of free things to do in Wellington such as museums, lush botanical gardens, magnificent walks and breath-taking lookouts. Come and see Wellington’s huge range of cafes, art galleries, sights and other free attractions that will keep you enthralled for hours.
Mobile-friendly - Wellington Museum is housed in the Bond Store, an 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. Set over four floors, the Museum shares the fascinating stories of the Wellington region. Come see the Von Kohorn Room, Wahine Theatre, The Attic, and much more! Located on Wellington’s waterfront, two minutes from Lambton Quay and the cable car.
Mobile-friendly - The award-winning Cable Car Museum brings to life the story of Wellington's iconic cable cars. Situated within the original Winding House, the Museum is home to two of the original grip cars and the historic winding machinery once used to haul the cars through a series of tunnels up the steep incline. Free entry. Open every day.
City Gallery Wellington is a dynamic cultural presence in the capital city of Aotearoa New Zealand. Whether it's the latest exhibition of New Zealand's avant-garde artists, an international collection visiting the gallery or just the gallery's renowned cafe Nikau, there are plenty of reasons to put Wellington's eyes-and-ears-on-the-arts on your schedule.
For Wellington's finest collection of quality New Zealand fine arts and crafts, visit Kura Contemporary Ethnic Art Gallery. Close to Te Papa, located at the heart of the Courtenay Quarter, Kura meets the needs of local, international and corporate buyers. Come and experience New Zealand like you've never seen before.
Rising 196m above the city, the Mount Victoria Lookout is a Wellington must-do. Head to the lookout and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Wellington city and harbour, and beyond. Located right next to the central business district, you can drive all the way up, or take a walkway through the bush-covered Town Belt.
Discover 23 tributes to this city by the sea; amazing typographical sculptures dotted unexpectedly along Wellington's picturesque waterfront. The writers in the walk include Katherine Mansfield, Robin Hyde, Pat Lawlor, Denis Glover, James K. Baxter, Bruce Mason, Lauris Edmond, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace, Vincent O'Sullivan, Fiona Kidman, Barbara Anderson, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Eileen Duggan and Bill Manhire.
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